Spalding's Angela Newton on Queen's Birthday Honours List
Long-serving Spalding councillor Angela Newton will be awarded an MBE.
Coun Newton features in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to the community in Lincolnshire.
She was first elected to South Holland District Council in 1973 - but as well as representing her constituents on the authority and at Lincolnshire County Council she has also volunteered her time to a number of causes across the area.
She has played a key role in the widely-used South Holland Parish Voluntary Car Service since 1989 and has worked with the Friends of Johnson Hospital and Friends of Speyer Group among a long list of others.
Coun Newton, who used to run AP Sales estate agents, said she was delighted to hear the news.
She said she had always had a determination to help others and added: "You have to want to get involved and do things for people."
Coun Newton thanked husband Alan Porter for his support - as well as her parents Basil and Eileen Dash and grandmother Emily Webster in helping her to manage her council and voluntary work over the years.
She said: "I want to give a special thank you to my family.
"I would also like to thank all the people in all the different organisations. Clearly you don't run these things on your own. Whilst I have tended to chair a lot of organisations it's all down to having a good team."